“Elderly Woman’s Son Says His Mother’s Severe Facial Injuries Are From Nursing Home Abuse” – WABC-TV

October 8, 2019
Nursing home resident allegedly assaulted by staff

An 86-year-old woman’s son suspects that her brutal facial injuries were caused by nursing home abuse in a New Jersey facility, according to a report from Toni Yates at WABC-TV. Benny Gomez says his mother suffered double fractures to her face, a broken nose and stitches.  The Westfield Center Nursing...

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How Can New York’s Child Victims Act Help Sexual Abuse Survivors Get Justice in Court?

October 3, 2019
New York State's new law allows sexual abuse victims to seek justice in court

New York’s new Child Victims Act has allowed at least 639 sexual abuse survivors across the state to file civil suits against abusers and the institutions that protected those abusers, according to the New York State Unified Court System. That number only accounts for cases filed from August 14, the...

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John Dalli Addresses New York State Civil Court Judges on Nursing Home Litigation in New York State Courts

September 26, 2019
John Dalli Addresses New York State Civil Court Judges on Nursing Home Litigation in New York State Courts

John Dalli shares how he and his firm Dalli & Marino combat nursing home abuse and neglect in a presentation to the New York State Civil Court Board of Judges. John Dalli, a partner in law firm Dalli & Marino LLP, was one of four attorneys invited to present at...

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What If My Parent Living In a Nursing Home Gets Bedsores?

September 24, 2019
Bedsores can occur when nursing home patients are neglected, and can lead to serious infections and even death.

It’s well known in the nursing home industry that the presence of bedsores in patients indicates a facility is understaffed, resulting in neglect.  Unfortunately, in New York City, a vast majority of these skilled nursing facilities fall short on providing enough care for their residents, according to a recent City...

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BREAKING NEWS: New York State Allows Survivors of Sexual Abuse to File Suit Now, No Matter When Abuse Occurred

September 17, 2019
Photo of a crying child, representing a victim of sexual abuse

On January 28, 2019, the New York State legislature passed the Child Victims Act, allowing child sex abuse survivors to sue abusers and the institutions that protected the abusers until the survivor reaches 55 years of age.  The new law also opened a “look back” window of one year for...

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Why Is My Mom So Out Of It After Just Two Weeks In The Nursing Home?

September 5, 2019
Elderly woman being given medication in a nursing home

Many Nursing Homes Abuse Antipsychotic Drugs As “Chemical Restraints” Each week, 179,000 nursing home residents are given antipsychotic drugs for conditions that the medications were not approved for, according to the Human Rights Watch.  Unfortunately many nursing homes use antipsychotics to help handle patients considered difficult because of dementia or...

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Poorly Performing Nursing Homes in New York – LTCCC Alert

September 4, 2019
Nursing home room

Nursing homes must ensure that residents are receiving quality care and are protected from harm at all times. However, too many nursing homes fail to comply with the federal standards of care. For example, federal studies and data, as well as our own reports over the years, have indicated that...

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The Most Poorly Rated Nursing Homes in the United States – LTCCC Alert

August 22, 2019
Lonely man sitting in a wheelchair in a nursing home

August 21, 2019 – Approximately half of all seniors will need nursing home care at some point. Despite this significant need, and the vulnerability of most nursing home residents, serious problems are widespread and persistent, including inadequate staffing, substandard care, abuse, and neglect. To help the public gain insights into the...

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Shocking Video of Nursing Home Employees Abusing Elderly Dementia Patient: New York Post

August 20, 2019

Two nursing home employees were fired from a Chicago facility for posting a disturbing video on Snapchat that showed them abusing 91 year-old Margaret Collins, a patient with dementia, according to a New York Post story on a CBS Chicago TV report. The pair, subsequently arrested, filmed themselves taunting the...

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Falls Rank As #1 Cause of Injuries Among Older Adults: What If Your Loved One Falls In A Nursing Home?

August 16, 2019
Elderly woman fell down in a nursing home

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among adults 65 and older, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Even worse, the agency reports that death rates in this category among older adults increased 30% from 2007 to 2016.  Older adults living in nursing...

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